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Ghosts from Our Past: Both Literally and Figuratively: The Study of the Paranormal (Three Rivers Press)

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Ghosts from Our Past: Both Literally and Figuratively: The Study of the Paranormal is a book released by Three Rivers Press. It is authored by Andrew Shaffer. However, like Tobin's Spirit Guide it has author credits of Erin Gilbert and Abby L. Yates, characters from the Ghostbusters 2016 film. It is listed having 224 pages.

Description

As seen in the upcoming Sony Pictures 2016 film Ghostbusters, the ultimate guide to identifying, understanding, and engaging with any paranormal activity that plagues you Years before they made headlines with the Ghostbusters, Erin Gilbert and Abby L. Yates, published the groundbreaking study of the paranormal, Ghosts From Our Past. This criminally underappreciated book is now back in print, revised and somewhat updated for the new century. Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. Whether you’re a believer or a skeptic, you’ll find the information you’re seeking right here in this extraordinary book, including: · The frightening childhood experiences that inspired Erin and Abby’s lifelong passion for the paranormal; · The history and science behind ghosts and other supernatural entities; · An illustrated guide to Class I through Class VII ghosts; · Helpful sidebars like Is It a Ghost? A Handy Quiz, Ectoplasm Cleanup Tips, and more. With this official Ghostbusters guide in hand, you’ll be prepared for almost any spirit, spook, or spectre that comes your way. For the rest, you know who to call.

Development

On March 5, 2016, Andrew Shaffer hinted the history of the Rhine Research Center, a parapsychology research unit founded by Joseph Banks Rhine, will be explored in the book. [2]

On March 10, 2016, it was revealed there will be chapters from Jillian Holtzmann and Patty Tolan, too. And maybe Kevin. [3]

On March 13, 2016, Andrew Shaffer revealed he turned in copy edits last week. [4]

On March 25, 2016, it was announced a hardcover edition will be released in the United Kingdom through Ebury Publishing. [5]

On June 9, 2016, Andrew Shaffer revealed the copies seen in the movie are prop books because he was working on the book simultaneous to filming. Some of the chapter titles do sync up but Shaffer was not sure if they'll make it into the final cut of the movie. [6]

On June 10, 2016, an old card catalog from the New York City Public Library of "Ghosts from Our Past" was teased showing it was published in 1994. 109452 (2) and 109679 (3) were destroyed but not 109434. A synopsis reads, "A Glimpse into the Unknown: A Journey into a Portal; Catching Sight of the Other Dimension: Discovering the Undiscoverable: A Curiosity Piqued and Peaked." [7] The Windy City Ghostbusters showed off an advance copy of "Ghosts From Our Past" and other Ghostbusters merchandise on Fox 32 Chicago TV. [8]

On July 1, 2016, Andrew Shaffer confirmed he was given early drafts of the movie's script like the writers of the two novelizations. He was given leeway but did he did get notes from Paul Feig and Katie Dippold on drafts of Ghosts from Our Past. Shaffer starting writing last summer, a month before filming started, and drafts were passed back and forth between Sony, Dippold and Feig, and Ghost Corps. Final edits wrapped up in Spring 2016. Shaffer admits half the work that went into the book was in the research into the paranormal and advanced physics and then finding a halfway believable way of connecting the two. [9] [10]

On July 4, 2016, an excerpt from the Audiobook, featuring Erin's childhood experience with a ghost, was released. [11]

On July 17, 2016, an extended excerpt was released. It included Martin Heiss' forward. [12]

On July 18, 2016, it was confirmed the "original" cover seen in the movie will be available online at some point for fans to download. [13]

Versions

  • Paperback
    • Available: United States of America and Canada
    • MSRP $15
  • Hardcover
    • Available: United Kingdom
      • RRP £9.99
    • Available: Australia and New Zealand
      • RRP $30
  • Ebook
    • Available: United States of America and Canada
    • MSRP $9.99
  • Downloadable Audiobook (329 Minutes)
    • Available: United States of America
    • MSRP $15

References

  1. Ghosts from Our Past: Both Literally and Figuratively: The Study of the Paranormal page on Amazon retrieved 01/10/16
  2. andrewtshaffer Tweet 3/5/16
  3. Ghosts From Our Past Facebook 3/10/16
  4. Ghosts From Our Past Facebook 3/13/16
  5. Ghosts From Our Past Facebook 3/25/16
  6. Ghosts From Out Past Facebook Andrew Shaffer reply 6/9/16
  7. Ghosts From Our Past Facebook 6/10/16
  8. Ghosts From Our Past Facebook 6/10/16
  9. Andrew Shaffer reply #1 reddit "WTF: The Ghostbusters 2016 novelization and the in-movie tie-in book "Ghosts from Our Past" have different continuities" 7/1/16
  10. Andrew Shaffer reply #2 reddit "WTF: The Ghostbusters 2016 novelization and the in-movie tie-in book "Ghosts from Our Past" have different continuities" 7/1/16
  11. Ghosts from Our Past Facebook 7/4/16
  12. Ghosts from Our Past Facebook 7/17/16
  13. Ghosts From Our Past Facebook reply 7/18/16

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